With the coronavirus pandemic dominating all our newspapers and headlines, it'd be pretty difficult to have not heard about the deadly virus that has been sweeping across our globe.
But, there is seemingly one person who somehow missed this memo - Jared Leto emerged from a retreat a little confused by the current state of the world, as he had apparently not heard a single thing about the ongoing pandemic.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see his befuddled reaction for yourself...
Let's start from the beginning...
via: GettyThe deadly coronavirus, or COVID-19, as medical experts are referring to it, has taken our planet hostage, and is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.
But what exactly is COVID-19, and just how dangerous is it?
via: GettyAccording to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 is a new strain of coronaviruses that had not been previously been identified in humans.
The virus primarily affects the respiratory system.
via: GettyAnd common symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
But, in more severe cases...
via: GettyAnd in patients who are elderly and have existing health issues, the virus can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Close to 100,000 people all over the world have now been infected with the virus...
via: Getty183,738, to be precise. And, devastatingly, a staggering 7,180 more have been reported to have died from the illness.
It's a dire situation.
via: GettyAnd many have been asking the same thing - Where did this virus actually come from?
Well, the virus is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China.
via: GettyOn December 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization of several flu-like cases in Wuhan.
And where did it come from?
via: GettyMany different theories have been proposed, but it is now widely believed to have originated from the sale of meat from wild animals, especially bats, where the virus has been discovered in the past.
And, despite infected people being quarantined...
via: GettyThe virus was alarmingly quick to spread, with cases being reported as far away as Thailand just one week later.
It only took a month for the World Health Organization to declare a global emergency...
via: GettyWhich was done in an attempt to combat the virus and enable countries to put in strict measures to prevent any further spread.
But these attempts were to little avail.
via: GettyBecause, fast forward 3 months, and nearly every major country in the world has been infected by the virus, with some of the worst affected being Japan, South Korea, Russia, Italy, Iran, and Spain.
World leaders have been left with little choice but to bring their countries to a total stand-still...
via: GettyAnd many have banned large and crowded events, and any travel to and from infected countries.
Italy has even gone into total lockdown...
via: GettyLeaving their streets completely deserted.
And it didn't take long for the virus to reach us here in the States.
via: GettyOur first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Washington in late January after a citizen returned from a trip to China.
And, since then, the numbers have been rising at a frightening pace.
via: GettySince the first COVID-19 patient in Washington, there have been 4,743 more confirmed cases across the country and ninety-three deaths.
Several cities have declared states of emergencies...
via: GettyAnd, on Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in federal funding and promising a screening website and drive-by tests.
His move came after the World Health Organization confirmed COVID-19 as a pandemic last week.
via: GettyFYI... A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.
He also announced a temporary travel ban...
via: GettyWhich prohibits any travel between the United States and any European country, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.
So, amid all this chaos and panic...
via: GettyThe coronavirus has obviously been the main thing to dominate our headlines this past month.
Everywhere you look...
via: GettyThe face of coronavirus looms, in our newspapers, in our televisions, and in our radios.
It is literally everywhere.
via: GettyAnd everyone is talking about it.
So, as you can imagine...
via: GettyIt'd be pretty difficult to have not heard about the pandemic. Even if you are avoiding the news, you're bound to have heard from word of mouth about any COVID-19 updates.
Well, there is apparently one person who has somehow managed to miss all of the pandemic's news and updates...
via: GettyAnd it's all thanks to an isolated, twelve-day retreat.
Jared Leto recently returned from his twelve-day meditative retreat in the middle of the desert...
via: GettyThe actor and musician had absolutely no contact with anyone else and remained fully isolated the entire time. How very Jared Leto.
But, while he was away, finding himself through meditation and isolation...
via: GettyLeto had actually missed any major COVID-19 updates.
So he reemerged from his retreat a little confused, to say the least.
Wow. 12 days ago I began a silent meditation in the desert. We were totally isolated. No phone, no communication et… https://t.co/1U19Ht20oa— JARED LETO (@JARED LETO)1584422982.0
He is now hastily catching up on what has been going on.
Walked out yesterday into a very different world. One that’s been changed forever. Mind blowing - to say the least.… https://t.co/mV8oQR1V7c— JARED LETO (@JARED LETO)1584422982.0
He sends his love to everyone affected.
Hope you and yours are ok. Sending positive energy to all. Stay inside. Stay safe.— JARED LETO (@JARED LETO)1584422983.0